Skinnyviking (9569) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2008
Cask. Relatively high off-white fluffy lasting head. Very dark red body. Caramel coffee roasted malt aroma and flavor with low carbonation and a long sweet aftertaste. JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2004
500 ml bottle. Dark amber colour with a thin tan head. Very malty aroma of caramel, vanilla, and brown sugar. Flavour is also very good, malty, brown sugar, UK hop spiciness and a nicely bitter finish to round it off. mabel (9246) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 20, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2014 [3131-20100715] 500mL bottle. Not much aroma, a hint of grains. Clear, dark brown red body with a medium-lasting foamy off-white head. Roasted bread crumbs flavour has a long roast throughout. Medium-full body. Nicely balanced, good grain profile. (5/4/7/3/14) 3.3
gunnar (9087) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUL 14, 2013
(From Grog Shop, Oxford, UK; w/ jerc)
[6437B-20140703] Bottle sample. Thick smokey peat aroma. Slightly hazy, brown amber body with a medium-lasting foamy off-white head. Smoked peat and grainy malt flavour. Medium-full body. Interesting. We were told this is the same beer as the Stag. (7/3/7/3/13) 3.3
(@ brewery, Aviemore, Scotland)
Overheard: "In Scotland it would be a heavy, in England it would be a bitter."
Regarding Nessie: "We wouldn’t destroy the myth... It brings in too much money."
Bottle from the brewery. Pours clear chestnut coloured with a big frothy off-white head. Aroma of bready malts. Taste is malty as well, dark roasted caramel, weak herbal hops in the finish. Ordinary, but good.
DruncanVeasey (8226) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2009
Bottle at The Penguin Beer Bobbing/13 Beers of Halloween tasting. Deep clear ruby with a fine mushroom halo. Decent buttered malt loaf aroma. Fine malty refreshment with insinuating notes of caramel, fig and malt loaf. Bready, a bit buttery and good.
chriso (7533) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2004 Bottled 500ml. Dark chestnut colour. Malty aroma, with a yeasty undertone, which is odd as this isn't a live product. Roasty malt on the palate. I get the coffee too. Not very bitter - in the Scottish style - by quite clean on the finish. Not sweet. Just a hint of a metallic tang in the aftertaste. Not bad at all for a non bottled-conditioned ale.
BlackHaddock (7329) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2012
500ml bottle: best before 28 May 2013. Poured into a UK pint sleeve at home on 30 Dec 2012.
The beer looked good: deep reddy brown body with a full biege head on top.
Malts all the way in this brew: semi-sweet and fairly mild roastiness wise is both the smell and taste. Some hints of peat smokiness try and sneak into the flavours along with dark chocolate and a hand full of mixed nuts (unsalted). Pleasant enough and although a ’tourist-beer’ it was OK. AshtonMcCobb (6601) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 21, 2012
50cl bottle from Glen Moray distillery shop. Pours a very dark amber with a nice head. The nose has fruit cake and hints of ginger. The taste has fruit loaf which turns into ginger bread in the finish. The palate is medium bodied with a creamy texture and a clean and quite bitter finish. Overall, a well made ale. reebtogi (6267) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 13, 2012
500ml bottle pours a pale amber color with a 2 finger white head that retains well and eventually reveals a spotty lace on the glass. Aroma is caramel malts and pleasant flowery hops. Taste is caramel malty sweetness with some toasted cereal grains and a prominant hoppy bitterness in the finish. Full flavored with a medium body and adequate carbonation. Nice English bitter and recommended for any bitter lovers out there. JK (6146) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - OCT 5, 2016
Bottle purchased in Edinburgh, because mynwife liked the label. Rown color. Low carbonation. Simple mlat aroma. Palate is a little thin, malt here, minimal hops, and minerals. A littlw sweet in the aftertaste.